Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1): Book One

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.719902
New York Times Bestseller

"I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing."
—Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

"Huge laughs and great science—the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend."
—Mac Barnett, author of Battle Bunny and The Terrible Two

Clever science experiments, funny jokes, and robot hijinks await readers in the first of six books in the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein chapter book series from the mad scientist team of Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs. The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real science facts with adventure and humor, making these books ideal for STEM education. This first installment examines the science of “matter.”

Kid-genius and inventor Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. In the series opener, an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm, and a flash of electricity bring Frank’s inventions—the robots Klink and Klank—to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his inventions.. . . until Frank’s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan!

Integrating real science facts with wacky humor, a silly cast of characters, and science fiction, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers. With easy-to-read language and graphic illustrations on almost every page, this chapter book series is a must for reluctant readers. The Frank Einstein series encourages middle-grade readers to question the way things work and to discover how they, too, can experiment with science. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews raves, “This buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ‘keep asking questions and finding your own answers’ fires on all cylinders,” while Publishers Weekly says that the series “proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful.”

Read all the books in the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series: Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Book 1), Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (Book 2), Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo (Book 3), and Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt (Book 4). Visit frankeinsteinbooks.com for more information.


STARRED REVIEW
"In the final analysis, this buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ‘keep asking questions and finding your own answers’ fires on all cylinders."
--Booklist, starred review

"Scieszka mixes science and silliness again to great effect."
Kirkus Reviews

"In refusing to take itself too seriously, it proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful."
Publishers Weekly

"With humor, straightforward writing, tons of illustrations, and a touch of action at the end, this book is accessible and easy to read, making it an appealing choice for reluctant readers. A solid start to the series."
--School Library Journal

"Kids will love Frank Einstein because even though he is a new character he will be instantly recognizable to the readers...Jon Scieszka is one of the best writers around, and I can't wait to see what he does with these fun and exciting characters."
—Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl

"Jon Scieszka's new series has the winning ingredients that link his clever brilliance in story telling with his knowledge of real science, while at the same time the content combination of fiction and non fiction appeals to the full range of the market."
—Jack Gantos, Dead End in Norvelt
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on August 19, 2014 by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-10: 1419712187
ISBN-13: 9781419712180
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  • kjtennis
    kjtennisTuesday, September 22, 2015 at 3:47 am44 stars
    Frank Einstein is a kid scientist. He hopes to win the science fair by building an antimatter motor with his robots, Klink and Klank. But what will happen when Frank's archrival T. Edison arrives?!?!
    • catface173
      catface173Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 4:41 pm22 stars
      Its ok. Could be better. I know I say that about almost every book im afraid. No offense to the authors though ! ! !
      • deacon
        deaconFriday, August 7, 2015 at 10:24 am55 stars
        Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. After an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm and flash of electricity bring Frank’s inventions—the robots Klink and Klank—to life!
        • lulu1234
          lulu1234Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 4:55 am44 stars
          I really liked how this book incorporated science and humor along with great ilustrations. I liked that it wasn't a regular chapter book. It is also an easy book to read.
          • crayonpop
            crayonpopFriday, July 31, 2015 at 2:57 pm44 stars
            This is a great book about the grandson of Albert Einstein. His name is Frank and by a huge catastrophe, Frank Einstein makes two living robots! One is a very intelligent and sarcastic robot while the other is a goofy, musical troublemaker. What will Frank have to do once Edison and his weird sign-language chimp plans to steal his inventions?!
            • pikachu06
              pikachu06Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 1:03 pm
              the suspense of geniuses. when frank einstien 's idea gets stolen , klink klang and frank try to see what really is behind the robbery and findsout who and what T.Edison is really doing
              • sushi321
                sushi321Friday, July 17, 2015 at 3:59 pm
                Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. After some bad things his robots Klink and Klank come to life!! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, they also help Frank attempt to perfect his Antimatter Motor . . . until Frank’s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil plan! . Mwa-Ha-Ha-Ha!!
                • googlypant
                  googlypantSaturday, July 11, 2015 at 5:46 pm44 stars
                  This Book is about a boy named Frank Einstein that builds a antimatter motor with for science fair with the help of two self assembled artifical intelligence entity. (A antimatter moter is a moter that makes energy by shooting a atom into a neutron) (A A self assemble artificial intelligence entity is a robot that teaches itself. But Frank's no.1 enemy stole the idea of the antimatter motor and would power all the houses in the town for free. He also gave $1000 to everybody at the fair to gain their trust. What should Frank do? Kids that love science should definitely read this book.
                  • glittermis
                    glittermisThursday, July 9, 2015 at 1:53 pm
                    Frank einstein loves creating household contraptions to understand how the world works. One day, a lightning storm and a flash of electricity brings 2 of his robots, klink and klank, to life. Klink and klank help Frank perfect his animatter motor, until Frank's nemesis steals his robots to help him with his doomsday plan. i liked this book and would recommend it to ages 8-10
                    • jeffdaboss
                      jeffdabossMonday, July 6, 2015 at 10:59 am55 stars
                      Frank Einstein is a boy with a GENIUS brain. He is trying to win the science fair. In the process, he and his friend Watson create two robots that are not only with an IQ of 1,000,000,etc., but they can think like humans. Well, that describes Klink. Klank has the brain of a HugMeMonkey, so you don't expect the intelligence coming from him. Frank, Watson, Klink, and Klank make an antimatter motor. Scientists have been trying to do it, but they didn't have Klink and Klank to help. But T. Edison steals the motor and tries to kill Klink and Klank. Frank doesn't win the science fair, but he has two, new best friends to support him(along with Watson, of course!). On a personal note: I love how there is a story about science that is kid-friendly(and is NOT a textbook!).

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